SALINA, Kan. – Kansas State University is partnering with FAASTeam to sponsor a presentation about K-State’s Aviation Safety Program on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 at 7 p.m. on the K-State at Salina campus.
“Aviation Safety Program at KSU: How the Marshall Field GCA radar service at Ft. Riley and DUATS can help you” will include discussion of the new Marshall Field GCA radar services, how to use the new DUATS system, and the operation of K-State’s Unmanned Aerial System in national air space around the Kansas National Guard’s Great Plains Joint Training Center’s Crisis City located near Salina, Kan.
Speakers include Ralph Millard, Marshall Field Ft. Riley Tower Chief; David Chaffee, U.S. Army Developmental Test Command DUATS Marketing Director; Kurt Barnhart, head of K-State’s Department of Aviation; and Eric Shapee, assistant professor of aviation at K-State.
The following credits are available for the WINGS/AMT programs: KEB 0.50, KEM 0.50, and KEA 0.50.
All pilots are welcome to attend the free event. Seating for the event is limited. Those wishing to participate can register by going to www.faasafety.gov and clicking on the “Events” link in the upper right corner.
Participants can fly into SLN. Please contact Bill Gross at 785-826-2970 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to park on the K-State ramp.
K-State, an elite Top 5 aviation university, has a modern fleet of more than 40 learning aircraft and more Master Certified Flight Instructors than any other college or university in the country. Located adjacent to a 12,000-foot runway, the aviation program is housed on the K-State at Salina campus, which provides a well-rounded Big 12 university experience shared by 1,000 students in a high-tech campus environment. Another 2,000 students are served through advanced learning opportunities. K-State at Salina awards certificates in air traffic control, A&P, airport management, avionics maintenance technology, and unmanned aerial systems, and offers affordable degrees in aircraft maintenance, professional pilot, technology management, and engineering technology.
The university’s Applied Aviation Research Center will conduct the work through its Unmanned Aerial Systems Program Office.
K-State Salina has added four new bachelor's degree options: unmanned aircraft systems, avionics, airport management and air traffic control.
Effort partners with military organizations and the private sector to focus on developing unmanned flight in the nation's airspace and training unmanned system pilots and operators.
Most of the students in the class are professional pilot majors, a few are majoring in aviation maintenance, and some are focusing solely on unmanned aircraft systems.